~Define An Alcoholic~

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    In your eyes only, your opinion, what do you consider an alcoholic??
    Someone who drinks every day??
    Someone who drinks more than twice a week?? Someone who when they first wake up, they grab a beer??
    Or is an alcoholic someone who maybe only drinks a couple of times per week, but they get so wasted, they pass out, forget where they are, miss work and end up sick for 2 days??
    Just what is an alcoholic??
     
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    I suppose a person who allows alcohol to adversely affect an otherwise normal life.
    I drank a fifth yesterday but I also laid about 300 block and I'm up and ready for my guys to come in and get the cows milked.
    Stucco day today. Probably kill another fifth in the process.
     
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    Only an admitted alcoholic can truly define themselves.
     
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    Nicholas Cage in "Leaving Las Vegas".
     
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    People who regularly drink alone and to excess.
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8VlcbndXdM]‪I Drink Alone‬‏ - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    when you let it interfere with your life....

    you can be a functioning drunk......drink most of the night and get up and go into work....

    or you can totally surrender to the bottle....and become a total drunk....or dry drunk.....when you have drank so much that it no longer matters to your brain

    i went thru a heavy drinking period.....i was drinking a couple of 5's of vodka a day
    i am one of these people who doesnt drink much but when i do....i drink to a total excess...

    last time....a friend and i .....drank two fifths of patron....yea just him and me...it was not pretty....but now i will go a few years without drinking.....

    drunks will die early and the booze will catch up with you.....i have watched people drink for decades then suddenly they seem to melt....their features just change and they age overnight....plus no one looks that good in yellow
     
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    I'm a strange character in that respect. I drink when I'm on a mission......building or designing something........after the project is complete ? I lose all interest.
     
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    Yes if alcohol interferes with your relationships, your work, or your health it's called alcoholism. Yikes, I could go for a cold one right now...
     
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    An alcoholic kills everyone that loves him/her. It's death pretending to be your best friend. But it doesn't just kill you. It kills all those around you that love you.

    I am alanon. I AM ALANON. I lost much. And it still hurts.
     

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